Mohammad Tariqul Islam

Planar Antenna Miniaturization Technique for Electromagnetic Sensing – A Prototype view

Mohammad Tariqul Islam

Professor, Dept. of Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia & Kyushu Institute of Technology (KyuTech), Japan


There are several wireless systems applications in a numerous areas such as remote sensing, microwave imaging, mobile and personal communications, etc. The scope of this talk is to highlight the research work performed by the speaker on planar antenna technologies. The effect of ground plane in the designing of UWB planar antenna is discussed and a new technique for bandwidth enhancement is presented. Metamaterial can successfully miniature the antenna size which is a prime requisite of modern portable communication devices while the modified Vivaldi antenna aims to achieve higher gain and directionality suitable for imaging and remote sensing purposes. Microwave imaging (MI) is a promising candidate for breast and head tumour detection. The difference between the electrical properties is identified with the microwave sensor. In the microwave imaging system, the power is radiated over an antenna sensor, and another one or pair of sensor receives the scattered power. The scattered signals are further processed to detect the unwanted malignant tissues. The ultra-wideband has the advantage of deep penetration and higher resolution features. In this talk, I will discuss metamaterial loaded patch antenna focusing on imaging sensing capabilities and present exciting new ways of capturing backscattered signal from the breast phantom to see the breast imaging property. The presentation also introduces the basic principles of metamaterial loaded patch antennas prototype development and the integration to microwave imaging system to evaluate the unwanted tumor detection in the breast and head tissue. In this keynote speech, we are going to cover the current state-of-the-art technologies of metamaterial loaded patch antenna to collect backscattered signal and processing for immersive microwave breast imaging applications. After defining the basic requirement for imaging through metamaterial loaded patch antenna design, we will cover the array type imaging system development technique. I will also address the potential application for date palms tress and pipeline Imaging in oil and gas industries.


Dr. Mohammad Tariqul Islam is a Professor at the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and visiting Professor of Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan. He is the author and co-author of about 500 research journal articles, nearly 175 conference articles, and a few book chapters on various topics related to antennas, microwaves, and electromagnetic radiation analysis with 20 inventory patents filed. Thus far, his publications have been cited 6000 times and his H-index is 38 (Source: Scopus). His Google scholar citation is 8200 and H-index is 42. He is the recipients of more than 40 research grants from the Malaysian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Ministry of Education, UKM research grant, international research grants from Japan and Saudi Arabia. His research interests include communication antenna design, satellite antennas, and electromagnetic radiation analysis. Dr. Islam currently serves as the Guest Editor, SENSORS Journal, Associate Editor for IEEE Access and he was Associate Editor for IET Electronics Letter. He received several International Gold Medal awards, a Best Invention in Telecommunication Award for his research and innovation, and Best Researcher Awards in 2010 and 2011 at UKM. He is the recipient of 2018 IEEE AP/MTT/EMC Excellent Award. He also won the best innovation award in 2011 and the Best Research Group in ICT niche in 2014 by UKM. He was the recipient of Publication Award from Malaysian Space Agency in 2014, 2013, 2010, 2009 and the Best Paper Presentation Award in 2012 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, (ISAP 2012) at Nagoya, Japan and in 2015 in IconSpace. He has supervised about 30 Ph.D. theses, 20 M.Sc. theses, and has mentored more than 10 postdocs and Visiting scholars. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, Chartered Professional Engineer-CEng, Member of IET (UK) and senior member of IEICE (Japan).

Nha Trang-Vietnam